Oregon and Washington public safety officials along with government leaders have just wrapped up a big “What if” conference to determine how long it will take for communities in both states to recover from the dreaded Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake that scientists claim has a 40% chance of occurring over the next fifty years.
They’ve mapped out various recovery scenarios for water, power, sewer, roads, medical care, shelter, etc. They were told that if recovery from such an earthquake is not fairly quick, regional economies will collapse and people will simply move away.
But they also learned that preparations before such a disaster can made a big difference. The article is in today’s Seattle Times. Click here.